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Merry Christmas Everyone

Christmas StarI have some photos from the tree again.  It seemed appropriate.  I don’t know about you, but in my my family we stay home.  We do our best not to go anywhere.  Today will be just the four of us, which is fine.  We have been looking forward to it.

It is 6.30am and I am the only one awake so far.  I thought I would do my post very early so I wouldn’t get into trouble later on.

scxmas-3hpm3388-4The presents are all wrapped and under the tree, except one, would have been a dead give away, so it is still hidden.  I love surprises at Christmas and one of the things I enjoy the most is seeing the faces on my girls when they unwrap something they really wanted but didn’t think they were getting.  I have got good at fooling them.  They now think that it is always a trick and never quite know what to expect.  Brilliant.  I love Christmas, a time to be with the ones you love the most.

scxmas-5hpm3442-2Everything to cook lunch is ready, so when it is time, I will start.  Breakfast will be bagels, chocolates and lollies, no doubt.  Once the presents are unwrapped, then we will begin our jigsaw puzzle.  We have a 1000 piece puzzle to complete today.  We started this last Christmas, we try and see if we can do it in a day.  Last year my husband picked the puzzle, and the one he choose was very hard.  It took a week.  Also our eldest daughter, Briony, was in hospital last Christmas, though allowed out for a few hours on the day.  She is so much better this year.  It is going to be a lovely day.

I have talked to much, again.  I just wanted to say this

Merry Christmas Everyone

I hope you all have a wonderful day, and finally thank you for all your support.

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  1. A happy Christmas to you and thanks for the gift of your photographic eye!

    December 25, 2012
    • You are welcome and thank you suburbanferndaleark

      December 28, 2012
  2. Merry christmas!

    xx

    December 25, 2012
  3. Merry Christmas to you, too!

    December 25, 2012
  4. Merry Christmas Leanne

    December 25, 2012
  5. loveukphotography #

    Happy Christmas to you! Its still Christmas Eve here! X

    December 25, 2012
  6. Oh. now I want to know the dead give away present…Alesia

    December 25, 2012
    • Haha, it was a canvas that she wanted, the shape would have given it away, and it did. Thanks Alesia

      December 28, 2012
  7. Lee #

    Merry Christmas

    December 25, 2012
  8. The same to you and yours, with wishes for the company of family and good friends.

    December 25, 2012
  9. Merry Christmas to you too Leanne – and everyone else.

    December 25, 2012
  10. Merry Christmas Leanne! Gorgeous pics!!

    December 25, 2012
  11. Merry Christmas Leeanne. Enjoy your day and good luck with that puzzle!

    December 25, 2012
    • Thanks Ed, the puzzle was hard, we still haven’t finished it.

      December 28, 2012
  12. Merry Christmas!

    December 25, 2012
  13. Merry Christmas Leanne and I have to say that these are lovely Christmas tree photos you shared with us… Enjoy this special day…

    December 25, 2012
  14. Merry Christmas!

    December 25, 2012
  15. Merry Christmas Leanne and family!

    December 25, 2012
  16. Love, love, love your tree-topper star, Leanne, and the red star and the lovely silver angel!

    Hope you’ve had a lusciously wonderful day there and that no one ate too much!

    P.S.: Very fine header image…the berry wreath is quite wonderful, and the drapery is so elegant…yours? or from a store display?

    December 25, 2012
    • Thank you 1000, we had a great day. I love my Christmas star, it is so much nicer in person.
      Of course we over ate, too many lollies and chips. Haha.
      The header photo is the top half of the image I took at the tea rooms. I wish it was mine, it is so nice.

      December 28, 2012
      • Oh, it IS!

        And the overeating…umhmm, a bit of that here, too…but at least I didn’t add pie to the menu!

        December 29, 2012
  17. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas!

    December 25, 2012
  18. Merry Christmas, Leanne!

    December 25, 2012
  19. Merry Christmas to you too!

    December 25, 2012
  20. Merry Christmas!
    Have a wonderful day.

    December 25, 2012
    • Hope you had good progress on the jigsaw puzzle.

      December 26, 2012
      • Thank you David, the puzzle was too hard, it is still to be completed.

        December 28, 2012
  21. Merry Christmas Leanne.

    December 25, 2012
  22. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Leanne to you and your wonderful family! Thanks for a great year! Love & hugs from all of us at Nikitaland! :-)

    December 25, 2012
    • Thank you so much Val, love and hugs to you as well. :)

      December 28, 2012
  23. It is not yet the 25th, it is 4H30 PM, have a great day and some Happy Holidays.
    Very nice pictures.

    December 25, 2012
    • Time zones are funny things, thank you juditon

      December 28, 2012
  24. Merry Christmas. Have a wonderful day with your family.

    December 25, 2012
  25. leo brady #

    Merry Christmas Leanne!

    December 25, 2012
  26. Merry Christmas to you and your family from both of us.

    Marks and Joey

    December 25, 2012
  27. Merry Christmas morning to you. Have a wonderfl day! It’s only the “Eve before Christmas” here in the states, so I’ll just have to wait to celebrate.

    December 25, 2012
    • I hope you had a great day Mary and thank you.

      December 28, 2012
  28. Have a wonderful Christmas Day Leanne. In Sydney we’ve gone from 40c yesterday to a pleasant but drizzly 25c today. Almost Melbourne weather …. :-)

    December 25, 2012
    • Yes, almost, it was a lovely day here as well. Thank you Alien Shores

      December 28, 2012
  29. Merry Christmas!! Beautiful post!! God bless

    December 25, 2012
  30. I have a weakness for photos of ornaments. Lovely details!

    December 25, 2012
  31. Your ornaments and photography are both beautiful Leanne. Hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family! :D

    December 25, 2012
    • Thank you so much Keli, that is lovely to hear. We did, I hope you did as well.

      December 28, 2012
  32. Merry Christmas, Leanne!

    December 25, 2012
  33. Merry Xmas

    December 25, 2012
  34. Merry Christmas and Happy New Yeat to you, your family and all your readers.

    December 25, 2012
  35. Merry Christmas, Leanne!!

    December 25, 2012
  36. Happy Holiday to You and Yours… :-)

    December 25, 2012
  37. I love your christmas decorations. Merry christmas!

    December 25, 2012
  38. gailkav #

    Merry Christmas, Leanne, I’m so glad I found your blog. Your posts have helped me learn new things about photography and photoshopping.

    December 25, 2012
    • Thank you gailkav, what a lovely thing to say.

      December 28, 2012
  39. Merry Christmas to you and thanks for the gift. Enjoy a wonderful day with family.

    December 25, 2012
  40. Wishing you and your loved ones a safe, happy and Merry Christmas Leanne! Thank you so much for following my blog,I am always inspired whenever I look at your posts, I adore Melbourne and your images simply make me dream of a happier life! All the best, Caterina

    December 25, 2012
    • What a beautiful thing to say Caterina, thank you so much, it is people like you who inspire me to continue.

      December 28, 2012
  41. Merry Christmas!

    December 25, 2012
  42. Gee, by the time you get this it will be Boxing Day – or does that tradition carry into Oz?

    December 25, 2012
    • That doesn’t matter Richard, I thank you anyway. Yes, we have Boxing day.

      December 28, 2012
  43. dival #

    Christmas Eve here and listening to Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here. Wherever we are near or far Merry Christmas to all when it comes your way to celebrate the day.

    December 25, 2012
  44. Carlos Ferreira #

    Merry Christmas, Leanne!

    December 25, 2012
  45. Merry Christmas!

    December 25, 2012
  46. Wonderful post. My Christmas is very different these days – I know it’s wonderful with kids – and of course, as a kid, but I also know you can do it other ways and have a great day too. Good luck with the puzzle!

    December 25, 2012
    • Ours is becoming similar our youngest is now 17 and no one believes in Christmas stories anymore. We have to make our own fun. Thank you, the puzzle is still to be finished, it is too hard. :)

      December 28, 2012
  47. Merry Christmas! I’d like to learn how to take good close up shots like yours.

    December 25, 2012
    • Thank you Stitch It Again, perhaps you can take a class one day.

      December 28, 2012
  48. Merry christmas to you

    December 25, 2012
  49. Now it feels like it’s truly Christmas! Thank you. It’s 2am in the UK and I can’t sleep so that seeing your photographs has given me just the boost I needed. Merry Christmas!

    December 25, 2012
    • How wonderful, thank you First Night Design Cards & Gifts

      December 28, 2012
  50. Now that’s hard for me to grasp. It’s tomorrow over there? Wow ! Have a wonderful Merry Christmas and enjoy the special day with your loved ones.

    December 25, 2012
    • Time zones can be hard to get your head around. Thank you so much Emily

      December 28, 2012
  51. The photographs of the ornaments are lovely! You’ve worked very hard this year to bring your wonderful images to us. And, you’ve been all to generous in your tutorials and help with our images too. Thank you very much. Enjoy your holiday with the family! :-)

    December 25, 2012
    • Thank you George, it is through this blog that I am beginning to understand my role, so that has been wonderful. I hope you had a good Christmas :)

      December 28, 2012
  52. Merry Christmas!! Have a wonderful one! Beautiful photos, as always!

    December 25, 2012
  53. Blessed Christmas to you and your family too!!!

    December 25, 2012
  54. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Leanne :-D

    December 25, 2012
  55. Merry Christmas from a very soggy Sydney, where it has poured with rain all day and had a few bouts of thunder and lightning thrown in! So much for a BBQ at Bondi! lol

    December 25, 2012
    • Thank you Marianne, shame about the BBQ, I hope the day wasn’t a total wash out, We had no rain,though it was predicted.

      December 28, 2012
  56. Merry Chrismas for you and your familiy.
    It’s a good tradition to puzzle on christmas days with all parts of the familiy together.
    Greetings from Susanne

    December 25, 2012
    • Thank you Susanne, though it isn’t good to pick a really hard one, which is what we did, it still isn’t finished.

      December 28, 2012
  57. Merry Christmas to you and yours Leanne…a puzzle tradition…that sounds like fun!
    Cheers

    December 25, 2012
    • Thank you Heather, we enjoy the puzzle, except when it is too hard. It will get finished eventually.

      December 28, 2012
  58. Merry Chrissy, Leanne. Hope you guys had a wonderful day.

    December 25, 2012
  59. Wow, you do have some beautiful Christmas ornaments! Lots of love as you finish your celebrations! :)

    December 26, 2012
    • Thank you Marsha, I do my ornaments. :) I hope you had a great day.

      December 28, 2012
      • It was quiet, but we are much like you at Christmas. My husband likes to keep it a low profile. His sister was working so we celebrated with her on Wednesday, and then took her to see Les Miserables, which was awesome!!! ;:)

        December 28, 2012
  60. Happy Christmas

    December 26, 2012
  61. Reblogged this on blackrocket2000 and commented:
    Merry Christmas

    December 26, 2012
  62. wow, the first picture of the star is awesome!

    December 26, 2012
  63. Holiday cheer to you, Leanne.

    December 26, 2012
  64. My family stays home, too. It’s wonderful to be at peace. Merry Christmas to you, too.

    December 26, 2012
    • It is a good place to be on Christmas, thank you Hutch.

      December 28, 2012
  65. This is a beautiful … post. The photos are absolutely stunning … and so many likes on Christmas day.
    You have some loyal bunch *smile That Star is so beautiful and I adore your angel … and I would like to have bagels tomorrow with bacon, guacamole, thinly sliced red onion and sour crème.

    December 26, 2012
    • It has been lovely Viveka, thank you.
      I love my star, it is very special to us. My bagel was lovely, I hope you got to have one. Thank you so much Viveka.

      December 28, 2012
      • We don’t have bagels in Sweden – can’t buy them anywhere, wonder why???? – have looked for 3 years now.
        Have to buy a couple of packs when I visit UK next time.

        December 28, 2012
      • What a shame, though I remember it being similar in Denmark. Now having said that the first real bagels I tried were in Denmark but they came frozen from the America Store. Does Sweden have one of those?

        December 29, 2012
      • No, not even that do we have …. don’t have clue why they haven’t become popular over here. It’s the same with KFC – we don’t have that neither, but we have Pizza Hut that has the same owner. I like KFC!!!

        Have start working on a video today about my photo blogging year – already up in 20 min and I have 3 months left to add.
        It has been fun, but no time for the blog *smile

        December 29, 2012
  66. You always have such pretty photos. Merry Christmas to you! And thanks for “liking” my blog.

    December 26, 2012
    • I don’t know about always, but thank you and you are welcome.

      December 28, 2012
  67. Wildechild #

    That gold star is absolutely exquisite.

    December 26, 2012
  68. Merry Christmas to you Leanne. I hope you and your family are enjoying the holiday. Our family puzzle is in the form of an enormous new Lego set (what were we thinking?).

    December 27, 2012
    • Thank you Sid, we did enjoy it. My husband would love your puzzle, it is his birthday soon, so maybe I might get him for that. Thanks for the idea.

      December 28, 2012
  69. petit4chocolatier #

    Gorgeous! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas :)

    December 27, 2012
  70. Beautiful pictures!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and happy holidays!

    December 27, 2012
    • Thank you and you’re welcome crystallllllleung

      December 28, 2012
  71. Merry Christmas to you and your family. thank you for all the great posts during the year. I was happy to start following you and also grateful to see your likes on my blog. Your photography is inspiring and beautiful…

    December 27, 2012
    • Thank you very much O’Muppet, that is so kind of you to say.

      December 28, 2012
  72. I love the Christmas decorations, and the Christmas wishes.
    Family festivities kept close to home and personal… that’s the magic of Christmas!!!.

    December 27, 2012
    • That is wonderful to hear kiwidutch and it certainly is, thank you.

      December 28, 2012
  73. Leanne, this are lovely and beautiful photos for Christmas. And you have a lovely way to celebrate Christmas Eve with surprises for the children. I hope you have had a Merry Christmas, and I send my best wishes to you and your family for the new year, 2013.

    December 27, 2012
    • Thank you Truels, I do love surprising my girls. We had a wonderful day thank you, and I hope you and yours did as well.

      December 28, 2012
  74. I feel the spirit f Christmas in your pictures. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

    December 27, 2012
    • That is wonderful RoSy, we did have a wonderful Christmas, I hope you did as well. Thank you.

      December 28, 2012
  75. merry Christmas Leanne… hope it was great :-)

    December 28, 2012
    • Thank you Dawn, it was, I hope you had a great one as well. :)

      December 28, 2012
  76. Thanks for stopping by. Your blog is beautiful. Nice work!

    December 29, 2012
  77. Enjoying your excellent shots and so glad your daughter is better. Happy day is right!

    December 30, 2012
  78. YAY late Merry Christmas! HAHA! These are amazing shots, so beautiful :)

    January 8, 2013

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